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Travels in Southern Europe and the Levant, 1810–1817
The Journal of C. R. Cockerell, R.A.

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  • Date Published: September 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108065931

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  • The architect Charles Robert Cockerell (1788–1863) was encouraged to travel at a young age, so that he might draw inspiration from the great works of European architecture. However, when the Napoleonic Wars made parts of the continent inaccessible to Englishmen, his eye was turned towards southern Europe and the Ottoman Empire. This version of the Grand Tour took up seven years, during which he recorded the events in his journals. There his observations would have remained had it not been for the editorial labours of his son, Samuel Pepys Cockerell (1844–1921), who published the present work in 1903. The narrative takes in such cities as Constantinople, Athens, Florence and Rome. Touching also on friendships made with such figures as Byron, the text gives a sense of what continental travel was like at that time and how the architecture of the past continued to captivate designers in the modern age.

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    • Date Published: September 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108065931
    • length: 304 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.39kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Leaves London for Plymouth
    2. Constantinople
    3. Constantinople (cont.)
    4. Leaves Constantinople
    5. Trip to Aegina
    6. Life in Athens
    7. Zante
    8. Andritzena
    9. Trip to Maina
    10. Aegina marbles called for
    11. Expedition to the labyrinth
    12. Life in Smyrna
    13. Back into civilisation
    14. Adalia
    15. Malta
    16. Athens
    17. Ali Pasha
    18. Athens
    19. Naples.

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    Charles Robert Cockerell

    Editor

    Samuel Pepys Cockerell

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